“In connection with recent events, our position is very clear – we are guided by the resolutions of the UN General Assembly, the “one China” policy, and we are guided by this in everything we do,” he said at a briefing, commenting on the recent trip of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.
The day before it became known that Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan. Pelosi’s visit was the first official visit to Taiwan by a speaker of the US House of Representatives in 25 years.
Upon her arrival, she officially described her visit to Taiwan as “a testament to the United States’ commitment to supporting Taiwanese democracy.”
On the same day, White House National Security Council strategic communications coordinator John Kirby noted that Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan does not conflict with Washington’s commitment to the One China principle. According to him, the visit is not a reason for escalation in relations between the US and China.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry, in turn, summoned US Ambassador Nicholas Burns to protest Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. The agency once again called on the United States to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs and pandering to the forces advocating Taiwan independence.
Earlier in the day, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the level of tension that provoked Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan should not be underestimated.
Peskov added that Beijing is aware that Moscow supports the steps of the Chinese authorities to strengthen the sovereignty of the country, however, at present, additional contacts between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are not planned.
Official relations between the PRC government and its island province were interrupted in 1949, when the Kuomintang forces, led by Chiang Kai-shek, who lost in the civil war with the Communist Party of China, moved to Taiwan. Contact between the island and mainland China resumed in the late 1980s. The US openly supports the Taiwan authorities.